Research Associate - CLS Cohort Research

London (Central), London (Greater)
£34,056 to £41,163 per annum
04 Jan 2017
12 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

UCL Institute of Education

Department of Social Science

Research Associate - CLS Cohort Research (Secondment x 2)

The appointment will be full time on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 to £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for 2 Research Secondments in the Department of Social Science (DSS) which houses the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), an ESRC Resource Centre. CLS has responsibility for and manages four of Britain's internationally renowned birth cohort studies; NCDS, BCS70, MCS, and Next Steps.

As well as development of the cohort studies, CLS conducts research programmes including: The CLS Cross Cohort Research Programme (CCRP).

We welcome applications from candidates who are working in government and the third sector, with a background or interest in quantitative research or data analysis. Here is a chance to work at the cutting edge of social research in a highly regarded research institute.

This position is an exciting opportunity to work on cohort data conducting analysis in and publish research on topics in the Cross Cohort Research Programme. You will be expected to collaborate with researchers based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. This appointment is available from April 2017 to July 2017.

Applicants should have research experience in any of the major applied quantitative disciplines, including epidemiology, social statistics, demography, population health, sociology, psychology, economics or social policy. A good understanding of applied quantitative research methods, specifically in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of large-scale longitudinal datasets. You will have a strong research interest in topic(s) such as healthy lifestyles, healthy ageing from child to adulthood, social mobility and mental health.

You will have excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills including, the ability to work with academic collaborators. A PhD in relevant subject area or relevant experience.

Experience of a longitudinal study, or other major survey, or of working on a large scale complex research programme, is not essential but would be an advantage.  

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to  and search on Reference Number 1621256

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact George Ploubidis, Professor of Population Health and Statistics, and Principal Investigator of the CLS Cross-Cohort Research Programme,  0207 612 6107 or

Closing Date: 12 February 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: tbc